Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier By Roger Lewis

The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier
by Roger Lewis

In Stock
$10.49
+10% GST
Laurence Olivier was both an enchanter and a force of nature. Most of all, Olivier's life and work become a love story - the tale of the relationship with Vivien Leigh, who was destroyed by the extent of her passion for him, as he himself was cast into a frenzy of guilt and disillusionment.
7 in stock

The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier Summary


The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier by Roger Lewis

Laurence Olivier was both an enchanter and a force of nature. In "The Real Life of Laurence Olivier", Roger Lewis goes beyond the magical illusions the actor created to tell the truth about the man's sexuality, ambition, revenges, power, preoccupations and achievements. Most of all, Olivier's life and work become a love story - the tale of the relationship with Vivien Leigh, who was destroyed by the extent of her passion for him, as he himself was cast into a frenzy of guilt and disillusionment.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier Reviews


"Forget the standard show business 'life, ' Lewis has reinvigorated the genre."-"City Life" "Confirms Lewis as the most ferociously attentive describer of stage- and screen-acting since Ken Tynan in his pomp. It's magnificent...."-"New Statesman"

About Roger Lewis


Professor Roger Lewis was born in South Wales and educated in Scotland and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He subsequently became a Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, before moving to France to work as a full-time writer. His classic biography The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was recently made into a HBO film starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Charlize Theron. It was in the Selection Officielle at the Festival de Cannes (2004) and has won many international prizes, including Emmys and Golden Globes for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. Professor Lewis has himself been personally honoured by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He currently holds a Visiting Chair at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He divides his time between the Groucho Club, his family home in Herefordshire, a ferienwohnung near Salzburg, and a hut in the Canadian Rockies built by a Red Indian.

Additional information

GOR001430262
The Real Life Of Laurence Olivier by Roger Lewis
Roger Lewis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2007-05-03
368
0099513668
9780099513667
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.